THE Sale Moor community came together in Moor Nook Park on October 8 to celebrate all things ‘apple’.

Alongside fun-day attractions of tea, cakes, bouncy castles and glitter tattoos, families could take part a whole host of apple themed activities, including tasting a wide variety of apples donated from gardens throughout Sale Moor.

Visitors shared their ideas for a better park by putting special paper apples on a tree.

Fresh apple juice was made and shared, with expertise from the Dunham Massey Apple Juice Company.

A cafe, Charlie's Corner, provided a themed menu including pulled pork with apple sauce, and there was also mulled cider on hand to warm people up.

The Friends of Moor Nook Park group has now organised three community events in a little over a year, each one attracting more people each time.

The group aims to do something a bit different to other local organisations, with a focus on crafts, storytelling and live music.

All event proceeds go to physical improvements to the park and help in making the case for greater investment.

Last year the group wAS granted funding for six new benches and has secured a pledge from Trafford Council to reinstate a piece of missing play equipment from the playground. 2017 will see more bulbs being planted and the beginnings of a community orchard.

Emma Dobson, chairman of the Friends of Moor Nook Park, said: “We’re so delighted that the community have value volunteered, donated, contributed and come out to celebrate this park and our community. There are far too many people to thank individually but I'd like each one to know how special they are to our group.”

Rachel Evans, funding officer, added: “The idea for ‘Apple Day’ came from an interest we have in planting an orchard in the park. We’re keen to provide new uses for the parks of the park that are a bit neglected and like the idea of the community helping themselves to apples straight off the trees!

"We've had financial and moral support from Helping Britain Blossom, Make Sale Smile, and Greggs which have contributed to the start of an orchard, more planting and equipment that means we can keep holding events, come rain or shine.”

The next planned activity is 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, October 14 when more than 600 daffodil and crocus bulbs will be planted. If you want to lend a hand, contact the group via their pages on Facebook.